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Hooky Monster

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  1. 2 bed flat in Brentford http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-25637349.html
  2. Did anyone else notice the almost freudian slip. "to support house bui... owners"
  3. TW18 New to market - 55 (jan 10) ; 66 (jan 11); increase - 20% Total on market - 190 (jan 10) ; 260 (jan 11) ; increase - 37%
  4. It would be great to know how many were being sold with 'no forward chain'. This would tell us if there is a likely differential between the number of sellers & numbers of buyers. It all depends greatly if people are just moving house or if there are BTL & empty properties being sold.
  5. I saw this on a delta flight back from the states on Tuesday night. I'd never heard of it before but decided to watch it after reading the synopsis. It starts by giving a good, easy to understand reason for the financial crisis. 1) Banks repackaging home loans and selling them on (CDOs). Resulting in, 2) Lax lending as the banks no longer cared if they could be paid back or not. Resulting in, 3) Liar Loans (...there it is). 4) Resulting housing bubble. 5) Rating agencies being paid by the very financial institutions they were rating. Result - Lots of CDOs with triple 'A' rating. 6) Ban
  6. Hello All, Only my second post and already I'm asking for something. I've been lurking for about a year after buying at the end of 2005 and then thinking - hold on a minute, was that such a good idea. I'm considering buying some gold from goldline but I noticed in the T&Cs that the weight and dimensions of the gold may vary by +/- 5%. This seems to be quite a variation to me. Does anyone know if this is normal and if it can affect the value of your holding when you come to sell it? Thanks for any light you can shed on this, HM
  7. Hi all, I've been lurking here for about a year now. I bought a place with my girlfriend at the end of 2005 purely for wanting a place of our own. I was a little worried about a crash but hadn't given it a lot of thought until after buying. Since then I've read a lot on this forum and also some basic economics books to get all the ideas/views stated here into context. I am a bear but maybe what you would call a moderate bear. I can see that a house price correction should and will happen for the good of the country at large, but am obviously a little worried about getting into negative equi
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